Grey Crowned-Crane

There are two subspecies. The East African B. r. gibbericeps occurs from eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo through Uganda, of which it is the national bird, and Kenya to eastern South Africa. It has a larger area of bare red facial skin above the white patch than the smaller nominate species, B. r. regulorum , which breeds from Angola south to South Africa.

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The Grey Crowned-Crane is classified as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

Grey crowned-crane feeding in water Grey crowned-crane feeding in waterPrint factsheet Facts - Also known as: East African crowned crane, South African crowned crane, Southern crowned crane Synonyms: Anthropoides regulorum, Balearica pavonina French: Grue Royale Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Aves More

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Order : Gruiformes
Family : Gruidae
Genus : Balearica
Species : regulorum
Authority : (Bennett, 1834)